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Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion Written by Henry-Jean Servat, Contribution by Brigitte Bardot
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Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion

Written by Henry-Jean Servat, Contribution by Brigitte Bardot

  • November 8, 2016
  • Hardcover
  • Photography - Subjects & Themes - Fashion
  • Flammarion
  • 7-3/4 x 10-3/4
  • $45.00
  • $60.00
  • 978-2-08-020269-7

About This Book

Legendary actress Brigitte Bardot led fashion revolutions throughout her career; this retrospective includes BB’s comments on her iconic style in a rare, intimate interview. Brigitte Bardot is a style icon whose legacy has undeniably shaped the face of fashion as we know it. She was discovered by a magazine editor at only 14 years old, her career blossomed as the world emerged from the ashes of World War II. She found fame and admiration on the big screen in the 1950s and then became the fiery sex symbol of the groovy and liberated 1960s. Over the course of her career, all of the great French designers—including Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Pierre Cardin—outfitted Bardot on- and offscreen. In photographs that capture her attending receptions by Queen Elizabeth II and Charles de Gaulle or on glamorous visits to the United States, in fashion shoots and on film sets, or relaxing on a grassy field, this volume illustrates all the key looks that BB wore and brought to the international spotlight as she invented and edited her own highly imitated style. In an extensive—and extremely rare—interview, accompanied by her personal comments on the photographs, Bardot explains the context of the often vanguard fashions she wore, making headlines wherever she went. Evoking French style and the glamour of St. Tropez, her legacy endures—from ballerina slippers with sweeping skirts to figure-hugging knitwear, gingham fabrics and gypsy dresses, kohl eyeliner and tousled hair.

About the Author

Henry-Jean Servat has written extensively about Brigitte Bardot for Paris Match and Vanity Fair. The only journalist to have sustained a close rapport with Bardot throughout her life, he has published several books on the famous actor-turned–animal rights activist.

Reviews

  • "Actress Brigitte Bardot recalls her stylish past with author Henry-Jean Servat in Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion, filled with photographs from her glamorous life." 
    —Harper's Baazar

    "A memoir in photographs, Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion, published this month by Flammarion, reprises the images and looks that made her—despite her professed indifference—an avatar of style." 
    —Vogue
     
    "The new collection traces Bardot’s style in nearly 300 pages of photographs throughout her career and private life — on photo shoots, film sets, and visits with Queen Elizabeth II and Charles de Gaulle." 
    —New York Magazine

    "In Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion (Flammarion), Henry-Jean Servat, the only journalist to have maintained a close rapport with the actress—now 82—throughout her life, offers a panoramic tribute to her sweeping sense of style with an all-new exclusive interview and nearly 200 archival color and b/w photos." 
    —Parade

    "Sprinkled with photos of Ms. Bardot in the gingham get-ups, body-skimming sweaters and shoulder-baring tops that outfit her on- and off-screen personas, this book may well spur conversations about celebrity in the shadow of controversy, or just ardor."
    —The New York Times 

    "From the off-shoulder necklines to the beehive haridos, the actress recounts the trends and designs that turned people’s heads and made her a sex symbol. “I wasn’t scandalous – I didn’t want to be,” she once told the author. 'I wanted to be myself. Only myself.'" 
    —Closer Weekly

    "In BRIGITTE BARDOT: MY LIFE IN FASHION, journalist and Bardot authority Henry-Jean Servat has assembled a tribute to the actress’s lifelong relationship with la mode." 
    —Fashion Maniac


    "If you doubt that she hatched a style or exerted a fashion influence during her heyday, then you will have to read the book. Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion will prove that there is no question that Brigitte Bardot influenced a generation of women via her appearance and sartorial choicesBrigitte Bardot is lushly documented with a surfeit of photos revealing this femme fatale’s early years as well her long lived career in the cinema as well as in her private world." 
    —New York Journal of Books

    "'Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion' by Henry-Jean Servat, is a beautiful coffee table book with myriad images in black and white, as well as color. It’s also a captivating memoir in a sense, as it recaps Ms. Bardot’s stylish life, in her own words, with an exclusive interview with Servat." 
    —The Chic Spy

    "To celebrate the actress's incredible lasting power, a new book, Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion, explores Bardot's life in fashion—from on-set looks to fashion shoots and more. Featuring a rare interview with Bardot herself, the book penned by Henry-Jean Servat also includes personal comments and photos showing the private life of the icon as well." 
    —HarpersBazaar.com

    "A new book spotlights Brigitte Bardot, the French legend who was equal parts style icon and sex symbol" 
    —PurpleClover.com

    "With 300 pages of images, including private, personal photographs, Brigitte Bardot traces the influence of this actress in unbelievable detail, complete with a host of great interviews with Sylvie Vartan, Marisa Berenson, Hubert de Givenchy, among others, as well as the legend herself." 
    —Tory Burch Blog

    "Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion presents a fascinating survey of fashion history from the late-1940s through the mid-1970s all seen through the eyes of a legend that shaped it. In Bardot’s own words 'I’m proud I created a style that doesn’t go out of fashion—because I was never fashionable!'"
     —FashionReporters.com 

    "Looking for the perfect holiday gift — something special to delight every film and fashion fan on your list?  Relax, your search is over, thanks to the extraordinary talent of French journalist Henry-Jean Servat.  His newly released book Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion is a tribute to the legendary French actress and fashion aficionada who set the standards for beauty and style from the 1950s through the early 1970s – and beyond."
    Everbeautiful.com

    "Legendary actress Brigitte Bardot led fashion revolutions throughout her career; this retrospective includes BB’s comments on her iconic style in a rare, intimate interview. Brigitte Bardot is a style icon whose legacy has undeniably shaped the face of fashion as we know it."
    City Book Review 

    "Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion by Henry-Jean Savat is gorgeous picture book that will delight fans and fashionistas alike."
    Dolce Dolce 

    "In BRIGITTE BARDOT: MY LIFE IN FASHION, journalist and Bardot authority Henry-Jean Servat has assembled a tribute to the actress’s lifelong relationship with la mode. . . .  In an extensive and extremely rare interview, accompanied by her personal comments on the images selected for the book, Bardot explains the context of the often vanguard fashions she wore, making headlines wherever she went. Evoking French style and the glamour of St. Tropez, her legacy endures—from ballerina slippers with sweeping skirts to figure-hugging knitwear, gingham fabrics, and gypsy dresses, and from kohl eyeliner to tousled hair."
    Fashion Maniac 

    "On- and offscreen, Brigitte Bardot was a style icon of the ’50s and ’60s. Henry-Jean Servat creates a memoir of her life through photographs depicting the height of her celebrity. Servat’s close rapport with the legendary actress unveiled a series of style choices that catapulted her to become a sex symbol and vanguard fashion revolutionary."
    E Magazine, The Entity Haute Couture 
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